/ 21 May 2021

Goran's Spring 2021

4–6 June 2021

Croatian oldest and most significant poetry festival, GORANOVO PROLJEĆE (Goran's Spring), is taking place for the 58th time this year.

Due to the pandemics, it was necessary to reshape the manifestation, to dismantle it in a couple of different modules, and to shrink it in scope, especially as the number of foreign and faraway guests is concerned.

Still – after awarding the festival’s national poetry prizes for the life achievement in poetry, for the best poetry book in two-year period and for the best debutant poetry manuscript in March – we’re thrilled to offer an exciting program and a wide scope of guests! 

The Part II – taking place between June 4 and 6 in Zagreb and Rijeka – will host a dozen European and twenty local poets of all generations.

ON FRIDAY, JUNE 4th, at 8 PM, on the plateau in front of the Books Club in Martićeva Street in Zagreb, a program dedicated to the Versopolis, an European platform for emerging poets will be held.
Onstage: Alen Bešić (Serbia), Stanka Hrastelj (Slovenia), Sandra Hubinger (Austria), Helen Mort (United Kingdom), Roland Orcsik (Hungary)

ON SATURDAY, JUNE 5th, at 8 PM, on the terrace of the Slovenski dom Bazovica, Podpinjol 43 in Rijeka, a poetry reading will be held with the following performances:
Onstage: Dejan Aleksic (Serbia), Alen Besic (Serbia), Stanka Hrastelj (Slovenia), Sandra Hubinger (Austria), Davor Mandic, Helen Mort (United Kingdom), Roland Orcsik (Hungary), Robert Perisic, Evelina Rudan, Vida Sever and Peter Šulej (Slovakia)

ON SUNDAY, JUNE 6th, AT 8 PM, in the backyard of the Močvara club in Zagreb, a poetry and music night will be taking place.
Onstage: Dejan Aleksic, Sanja Bakovic, Alen Besic, Alen Brlek, Ana Brnardic Oproiu, Marjan Cakarevic, Branko Cegec, Goran Colakhodzic, Drago Glamuzina, Stanka Hrastelj, Sandra Hubinger, Dorta Jagic, Mateja Jurcevic, Miroslav Kirin, Vanda Miksic, Helen Mort, Adrian Oproiu, Roland Orcsik, Ivica Prtenjača, Evelina Rudan, Vida Sever, Ivan Šamija, Peter Šulej and surprise guests.

The sound: TRUTH = / = TRIBE
Truth = / = Tribe consists of renowned musicians Nenad Kovačić (percussion), Nenad Sinkauz (electric guitar), Jurica Rukljič (electric tube) and Mak Murtić (saxophone, flute, effects). Formed in 2019 and having released two albums since, band is part of the growing Zagreb alternative scene; club jazz, rock and world-music fusion combo using elements of traditional rhythms, contemporary rock and hard-to-describe fusions with an electric tube. The bend was compared to acts like Sons of Kemet and Comet is Coming.


more news